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Beaufort County’s proposed nighttime golf cart rules hit another speed bump

Nearly 10 months after state lawmakers from Beaufort County led a successful effort to change the law to allow the use of golf carts at night, the county has yet to establish specific rules to start that legal after-dark cruising. A series of speed bumps have slowed the process, the most recent coming from Daufuskie Island residents who are concerned with the expense of upgrading older carts to meet safety standards proposed by the Beaufort County Council.

Crime & Public Safety

Driving Coligny Circle at night

Hilton Head Island doesn't have a lot of lights. For motorists, this means cyclists and pedestrians can be hard to spot. For this video, reporters Erin Heffernan and Kelly Meyerhofer drove around one of the Island's most tourist-filled destinations: Coligny Circle.

Beaufort News

Beaufort County gearing up for possible showdown with towns over road repair costs

Beaufort County officials plan to use a recent opinion S.C. Attorney General’s Office as leverage in the coming months to negotiate a road maintenance cost-sharing agreement with local municipalities. The opinion determined “that (the) municipality, and not the county, is responsible for the maintenance and repair of roads located inside its corporate limits.” If an agreement can’t be reached, county leaders say they may take the matter to the courts.

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Senate GOP 'not trying to kill' gas tax hike

Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, says why 18 Republicans voted not to debate the road-repair bill.
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Senate GOP 'not trying to kill' gas tax hike 1:15

Senate GOP 'not trying to kill' gas tax hike

Readying Old Town Bluffton for 'The Bachelorette' 0:47

Readying Old Town Bluffton for 'The Bachelorette'

The Bachelorette is coming to Bluffton! But how do businesses feel? 0:54

The Bachelorette is coming to Bluffton! But how do businesses feel?

Driving Coligny Circle at night 0:41

Driving Coligny Circle at night